Thursday, February 26, 2009

Anthony Burgess, composer ...

this is on now. Post bumped.

... in addition to be an estimable writer, Burgess was also a composer. You can hear his music tonight at 7 p.m. (CST) on a webcast from The Ransom Center of the University of Texas: Music from the Collections: Anthony Burgess. I know I'll be tuning in.

Here's the news release:

Performance of Music Composed By Anthony Burgess to Be Webcast

Event: The Harry Ransom Center hosts a "Music from the Collections" event with Alan Roughley, executive director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, and pianist Dianne O'Hara as they read and perform works by Anthony Burgess.

When: 7 p.m. (C.S.T.) on Feb. 26.

Where: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets.

Background: Readings include segments of "A Clockwork Orange," "This Man and Music," "Nothing Like the Sun" and more. The musical performance will feature "Preludes 1-6," "Tango," "Rhapsody" and "2 Preludes and Fugues," among others.

This program will be webcast.

Few people realize the author of "A Clockwork Orange" was also an accomplished and respected modern composer and visual artist. The Ransom Center holds a significant collection of Burgess materials, including manuscripts of some of the works to be performed. Learn more about the Burgess materials.

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